San Diego Sun Times
President Obama made headlines today by bridging the gap between his fledgling Administration and that of George W. Bush.
In a press release, the President announced that he would be appointing Richard "Dick" Cheney, Vice President from 2001-2009 as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations.
"Dick has a lifetime of experience, including being Defense Secretary, a Congressman, and the head of a successful corporation. He is well-versed in international affairs and did much to shape the policies of the last eight years."
Cheney, speaking on the phone from his Wyoming home, said, "This came as a total shock. I mean, I was looking forward to retirement here at my ranch."
When asked if he would take the new post, Cheney replied, "Sure. There's not a lot that I could do, but the President is really reaching across the aisle to get everyone's point of view."
While this move was accepted by many Republicans, many Democrats reacted differently.
"I can't even believe this," said anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, "This is totally unacceptable to the anti-war community. To appoint the man who killed those troops as the next ambassador to the world is beyond unimpressive."
Cheney is expected to have a tough time being confirmed by the US Senate, but the President is rallying his forces. The press release continues, "The President believes in bipartisanship, and his decisions should be respected by our lawmakers."
If confirmed, Cheney will begin his term on March 1st.
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